Here are eight books about adult bisexual ladies going about their full, complex lives. There are definitely some sexy times to look forward to but sex isn’t the focus of the narrative.
In a time when the word “healing” feels thinner than ever, affixed as it is to too many pictures of skinny, silhouetted yogis on beaches, we need to reacquaint ourselves with the severity of that process. This book is a generous offering to a society that may not know what to do with it.
Topics include Rachel Maddow, Chelsea Manning, the new Ken dolls, “Get Out,” mobile homes, “writing Iranian-American,” Elizabeth Wurtzel, the GOOP summit and more!
“It’s interesting and refreshing to be in this time period where authors are resisting in their own way.”
Janet Mock, Roxane Gay, women’s monstrous flesh, LeVar Burton reading to you, beach versus airplane books and more.
Lucky’s been walking a thin line. She desperately wants to maintain a relationship with her family, and especially with her mother, but she also aches to live as an out lesbian.
“This wholesale group exclusion of a person based on an accusation that they are somehow dangerous without any opportunity for that person to describe why they think this charge is happening or how they are experiencing it, or for anyone to look at the order of events that produced this accusation or the history of the person accusing — I mean, this is the definition of injustice.”
Topics include the loneliness of Donald Trump, queer suicidality, Hillary Clinton, Ghost World, the “literary brat pack,” Roxane Gay, ’90s pre/adolescence and so much more!
Dystopias are everywhere, Urban Dictionary is racist and misogynist, newly discovered Sylvia Plath poems and more.
“By the end of the seventies, women were in fashion: every Parisian woman, gay or straight, fell in love with women as if it were the most natural thing in the world.”
These gritty and glittery queer urban fantasy novels feature sex-work activism, genetic experiments, polyamory, erotic antique-postcard painting, sibling rivalry and more — and a ton of queer women characters.
Topics include Twin Peaks, the Menendez Brothers murders, white supremacy, the artwashing of Boyle Heights, Richard Nixon, waterparks, “The Perils of Privilege” and so much more!
Meme historians, the necessary fragility of feminism and radical politics, poetry a fatal, first-person queer writing as a way to shift power and more.
Why pick between your passions when you can design a life based on ALL of them?
Read these if you want to master the art of the essay.
KOKUMO blasts through the bullshit rhetoric and tokenism that too-often engulf queer and trans communities in order to expose the raw struggle to survive at their heart.
Fat women deserve space in fairytales, magic vs math, why calling it “confessional writing” is sexist and more.
Priestdaddy, the poet’s new coming-of-age memoir, has a lot of twists and a lot of power.
Topics include US Gymnastics, eating disorders and heartbreak, New Orleans’ racial undertones, Lil Wayne’s prison memoir, Amy Grant, S-Town, Eileen Myles, Roe V Wade and so much more!
Emil Ferris’s debut graphic novel, about a ten-year-old half-Mexican tomboy who is obsessed with horror films and detective comics, explores the intersection between gender, sexuality, race and class.